After a Fox News report that claimed [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] was not cooperating with the investigation into her alleged altercation with Chris Brown and “wants the whole thing” to go away, the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Rihanna’s lawyer said Monday (March 30) that the report is untrue, according to UsMagazine.com.
“We deal with her attorney, who says she is a cooperating victim,” Los Angeles County DA spokesperson Sandi Gibbons told the site.
Rihanna’s lawyer, Donald Etra, told the site Monday: “She will do everything that the law requires her to do … nothing has changed.”
Etra told MTV News earlier this month, “At this point, she is willing to do anything that the law requires her to do. … If subpoenaed, she will testify.” Asked to confirm reports that the couple have reunited since the alleged February 8 incident, Etra said now is “neither the time nor the place to discuss their relationship.” However, [artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist] essentially confirmed the reunion on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” earlier this month, explaining that he’d let the couple stay at his Miami home.
Loyola Law School professor Stan Goldman said the DA’s case could be jeopardized if Rihanna refuses to testify because her statements to police can only be used against him if she agrees to testify. Brown did not enter a plea at his arraignment on March 5 , where his lawyer, Mark Geragos, asked for a continuance in the case, postponing the singer’s arraignment until April 6.